Everyone is welcome to attend this talk:
NCRCL RESEARCH TALK
Developing two picturebook collections in New Zealand: The New Zealand PictureBook Collection and the NZ Pacific PictureBook Collection
Nicola Daly, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Wednesday, 10th October, 16.00-17.00
Fincham 001, Fincham Building, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton, London
Research shows that teachers may not choose picturebooks which represent realities that are not their own (Wolman-Bonilla, 2009), and yet the importance of all children seeing themselves and their lives being reflected in picturebooks is known and has been discussed by many in the field (e.g. Galda & Callinan, 2002). In this presentation I will describe the development of two picturebook collections whose main purpose is to ensure that New Zealand children see their own and their classmates’ realities reflected in the books being read to them. A sample of books and classroom activities from the New Zealand PictureBook Collection (NZPBC) and the New Zealand Pacific PictureBook Collection (PPBC) will be briefly introduced.
Nicola Daly is a senior lecturer in the Department of Arts and Language Education at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. She majored in Japanese and linguistics in her undergraduate degrees and completed her PhD in Human Communication Sciences at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 1998. Her current research interests lie in the use of children’s picture books in education and language teacher education.